Photo: UNHCR Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Izmir, Turkey

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Izmir, Turkey

Summary of focus group discussions

In its continuing examination of the perceptions of migrants in Turkey, many participants in Izmir expressed concern that relatives or friends of staff working at some organisations benefit over other refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Only participants from Syria reported receiving cash support from aid agencies or the government. Almost all participants said they are unclear about staying in Turkey or applying for resettlement in another country. And discussion participants gave mixed responses about whether they feel welcomed by Turkish citizens.

UNHCR/ S. Baldwin / July 2014 Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul/Gaziantep, Turkey

Refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant perceptions in Istanbul/Gaziantep, Turkey

Summary of Focus Group Discussions

This report summarises what 36 Syrians and Afghan refugees living in Istanbul and Gaziantep in Turkey said during discussions with Ground Truth Solutions. Participants said they had little or no knowledge of support available to them, including on resettlement and asylum options. All cited some form of livelihood support as their most important need, while some said they experienced difficulties in Turkey because of their nationality.

Infographic – Policy dominoes

Infographic – Policy dominoes

Recent developments in restrictive EU migration policies

Interactive features are available using Google Chrome or Adobe PDF viewer. A selection of European policies relevant to migration that set in motion a domino effect of similarly restrictive policies across the EU and in other states, aimed at deterring migration to the region.

Photo: Miodrag Cakic How powerful is policy?

How powerful is policy?

The role of policy in shaping migrant decision-making

A short overview of the role of policy in shaping migration decisions. This article examines the extent to which policy has the power to influence the decisions made prior to leaving home and how such plans may alter throughout the course of the journey.

Photo: DRC Refugee perceptions in Lebanon

Refugee perceptions in Lebanon

Survey Round Two

In this latest report from Ground Truth Solutions, refugees in Lebanon expressed growing concerns amid a stagnating situation. Issues they cited include unmet needs, questions about the fairness of assistance, lack of trust in complaint mechanisms, insufficient participation, and uncertainty around being welcomed by the host community.

Photo: DRC Summary of Focus Group Discussions in Northern Iraq

Summary of Focus Group Discussions in Northern Iraq

Qualitative Round 1 - July 2017

This report summarizes the findings of 10 focus group discussions conducted with internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees at six different sites – in camps and urban settings – in northern Iraq. This is Ground Truth Solutions second report in a series of data-collection rounds looking at IDP and refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in northern Iraq under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP).